Grateful Dead Live at Memorial Coliseum on 1973-06-24
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
The Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Looks Like Rain
Box Of Rain
Big Railroad Blues
The Race Is On
Beat It On Down The Line
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Around And Around
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
You Ain't Woman Enough
Greatest Story Ever Told ->
Dark Star ->
Eyes Of The World ->
China Doll ->
One More Saturday Night
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|The Promised Land|
|They Love Each Other|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Box Of Rain|
|Big Railroad Blues|
|The Race Is On|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|Around and Around|
|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo|
|You Ain't Woman Enough|
|Greatest Story Ever Told ->|
|Dark Star ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|One More Saturday Night|
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- The first few tracks are a mess
-- Thanks to Matt Smith for the discs
- 2009-06-28 19:56:23
- Master Reel -> Dat -> CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.02 -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> FLAC
- Portland, OR
- Run time
- SBD -> Master Reel
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Memorial Coliseum
Subject: City of Roses
This show had been scheduled/sold for 5/3/73, then moved with the tour. It's not quite the level of the previous show, in Vancouver - just solid GOGD. The first set has scattered peaks but the second plays well as a whole. Phil in particular is worth listening for, having a great show.
First Set. The SBD for Promised Land is a mess; the official release is the way-better source. The playing is messy too - not a trainwreck maybe, but not together yet either. Things first gel for an ace Mexicali; Keith and Jer are both amazing [the SBD has a cut and a still-settling mix]. They Love Each Other has a missed verse and a flubbed verse, so its shorter, but otherwise great. The next several are average '73, with an unengaging Row Jimmy, making the middle of the set somewhat sparkless, though there is a fine Race is On. After a decent Beat it on Down the Line-7 comes a brilliant China Cat (check Phil here) and a solid Rider. Most copies have a cut in the latter though one does not. The official has a weird patch/edit. From 2:18>2:46 it switches to 12/6/73 Cleveland, and then jumps to 2/28/73 SLC for 2:46>4:00 (missing 1: 39 from the SBD, including the end solo). Around & Around is raucous enough that it doesn't need perfection to leave 'em happy for the break.
Second Set. Start to finish solid, starting with the Half-Step Mississippi. Fwiw, this is perhaps the best version of You Ain't Woman Enough. Keith and Jer add to Donna at her best. Stella Blue is spare, followed by a more exciting Greatest Story. Keith is magnificent on the next two aces. Big River is the sound of Jer kicking his stall. Dark Star is not one of the better versions from the period - most of it feels like waiting. There's an immediate freeform section for 15mins, before the actual song, then it really gets lost. However @6:35 there's an Elastic Jam that's cool, and one of the longest. Eyes is solid enough - the SBDs have a 35sec reel flip @~11:37, usually smoothed over, but this section is intact on the official release. The rest is '73 GOGD.
1st Set: C+
2nd Set: B-
Overall = 3¼ stars
Mexicali Blues - Keith & Jer amazing
China Cat Sunflower - Phil being brilliant
You Ain't Woman Enough - Donna wheelhouse
Bertha - notable version
Big River - Jer stall-kicking
SOURCES: The best SBD source is the miller_99852, though it is slightly fast, needing -1% pitch, and has the channels reversed. The cotsman_12828 does not have the same clarity, however it is the only source with the complete I Know You Rider. The Pacific NW box has the complete show (except for Rider). Box of Rain is on Believe It If You Need It.
Subject: Aunt Connie’s socks.
Subject: Started Slow
Subject: 8/27/72 lightning didn't strike twice
This show as a whole is not essential, as it is riddled with more clams and lyrical flubs than sister shows of this month. Moreover, the first set ditties sound dialed in (often an Achilles’ heel in ’73), but it’s nearly blatantly obvious here. If one is seeking solid shows for this month, look to the stupendous show from two days earlier (6/22) or the great (but slightly overrated) 6/10 show.
*Contrary to what one reviewer below claimed, this Dark Star does not contain a “Philo-Stomp”. That particular groove was only played in the fall of 1972 a handful of times (10/18, 10/28, 11/13 & 11/26 during Dark Star, and on 10/24 during “The Other One”). All of these versions are worth seeking out.
Subject: DarkStar > Eyes
Subject: Set List Order
-anyone have any kinda of helpful info ?
OK Now--the DEADBASE says ORDER UNCERTAIN, and incomplete
Subject: Nice Show, trancendent Dark Star!
There are a few issues that prevent me from giving this a five. For one thing, there seems to be an inordinate amount of lyrical flubs this nite; a few don't really bother me, but I found there was enough to be distracting. Also, most of the little tunes aren't played all that hot (Compare to the 6/22 show, for example). But really this is a fine, fine show...a solid 4 for me. The Dark Star is the must hear territory though.
Subject: 73 love
the dark star through china is sweet sweet sweet, lil bit o slipknot transition there
and the sugar rocks out yeeehaw
Subject: Can Just Imagine
Leave it be, J.C.
I found nothing wrong with oh um ah's review. It's informative. He gives his opinion. His opinions are helpful to me when deciding to expend 3 hours of my un-valuable time into listening to an entire GD show.
Oh, I didn't think you meant any harm. You were just momentarily annoyed.
Subject: Why's this Fussing and a Fighting?
Subject: Reviewer is doing us all a favor
And take your Klingon bird of prey home with you back to Mommies basement. Hope she doesn't walk in on you again when your being intimate with yourself! I know you hate when that happens!
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live In Concert" June 24, 1973, at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Thanks to Mr. Miller and Mr. Smith for sharing this show with us.
Like Charlie says in the "notes", the first few tracks are a mess.
Halfway through "They Love Each Other" it gets better, and about a minute and twenty into "Box of Rain" it starts to sound real good...mix wise that is.
This is not the best mixed show there is, so beware. But it does get better as it goes along. By the time you get to Dark Star, everything is fine...
4 stars for the mix, and recording. There is some kind of cut around 2:28 in IKYR. Billy's kit doesn't sound like it was mixed right.
A nice show from 1973 to add to your collection, but not a must have show, unless you were there.
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Here's one way to download this show:
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1973.
PS: Remember to click the "DeadLists Project" link and get the poster for this show.
PSS: JC Edwards do not download these shows, I'd hate to think I was helping people like you.
You've inspired me to tell everyone.
As of this review it's been DOWNLOADED 252 times.
I wonder why the IA tells us it's been DOWNLOADED?
I guess you are just another child raised by dumb hippies and dont' know any better.
Your ignorance know's no bounds I gather. Please cease and desist from your "reviews" as you call them before you ruin what has come to still be a good thing for the rest of us.
Your blatant "ignant" attitude ( ignant being 20 steps lower than just plain ignorant ) is causing an negative affect for us member's of the IA: Grateful Dead community that wish to continue enjoying the music and recordings available as much as they are currently.
If you cannot understand what I just said in a more Gentlemanly manner, might I put in a more direct format:
If I had access to a Klingon "Bird of Prey", I would propose shoving the nose of it up your arse and fire a couple a couple of Photon Torpedoes!!
Have A Grateful Day